On My Block has garnered steady praise from viewers and critics alike since it debuted this past March — so it’s a no brainer that Netflix has ordered a second season of the coming-of-age dramedy. The series, created by Awkward‘s Lauren Iungerich and All Eyez On Me‘s Eddie Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft, follows four best friends growing up in South Central Los Angeles. What really makes On My Block a stand out is their diverse cast, comprised of an incredibly talent group of fresh faced black and Latino actors like Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray, Diego Tinoco, Ronni Hawk, and Jessica Marie Garcia. The series manages to capture the awkwardness of growing up with a self aware humor about the real issues young people of color deal with on a daily basis. On My Block tackles everything from gang violence to young love — paired with a heartwarming and hilarious local Goonies-like mystery — but the true heart beat of the show is the bond of friendship that’s more like family.
Watch my review of Netflix’s On My Block season one, below:
The On My Block season 2 renewal comes a month after the series premiered and just days after Netflix cancelled the 90s coming-of-age show Everything Sucks! and picked up teen comedy Alexa & Katie for a season 2.